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Sharpe Thinking-Blue Mysteries


Mystery #1

“The Meatloaf Mystery”


Students learn that horses are herbivores, so they don’t eat meat.


Mystery #2

“The Angelfish Mystery”


Students distinguish between    freshwater vs. saltwater ecosystems.


Mystery #3

“The Gold Coins Mystery”


Students recognize that floatation can be used as a method to separate mixtures


Mystery #4

“The Explorer Mystery”


Students identify geological        landforms on the ocean floor.


Mystery #5

“The Emerald Mystery”


Students recognize that ice turns from a solid to a liquid at higher temperatures.


Mystery #6

“The Treasure Mystery”


Students learn that oceanic tides switch from “high” tide to “low” tide.


Mystery #7

“The Volcano Mystery”


Students are introduced to an active volcano on the island of Hawaii.


Mystery #8

“The Racecar Mystery”


Students must interpret a line graph showing a time-distance relationship.


Mystery #9

“The Sneezing Mystery”


Students recognize that substances can be dissolved to form a solution.


Mystery #10

“The Ants Mystery”


Students identify the limited resources necessary for organisms to survive


Mystery #11

“The Thermometer Mystery”


Students learn that a magnifying glass intensifies light shining through


Mystery #12

“The 300-pound Box Mystery”


Students recognize that one way to reduce friction is with lubrication.


Mystery #13

“The Paperclip Mystery”


Students identify that metallic objects are often attracted to magnetic forces.


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